Found February 29, 2012 on All Things Rockies:
Talk about culture shock. I left the Rockies beat after the 2009 season. When I returned this season I encountered a sea of new faces. That got me thinking, where have all the Rockies have gone? So I did an update on the guys I knew best: * Aaron Cook is trying to make the Red Sox rotation. He’s in camp with a minor-league contract. He’s just now starting to throw BP over concerns about his right shoulder. * Jeff Francis got a minor-league with the Reds. The cerebral lefty, who still lives in Denver, thinks he’s got a great opportunity. * Fan and media favorite Ryan Spilborghs has a great shot to make the Indians roster in the wake of Grady Sizemore’s back injury. * Former ace Ubaldo Jimenez, now with Cleveland, says he’s healthy and armed and ready for a big season. * Former Rockies right fielder Brad Hawpe, coming back from Tommy John surgery, is with the Rangers and will be used in spring exclusively as a first baseman. * Former closer Huston Street is now pulling duty with t...

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